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Introduction to Sport and Fitness (Entry 3) - Full-time

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Course outline

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and if you enjoy sport or exercise and would like to build a foundation of knowledge about working in the sports, fitness and leisure industry in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.

You’ll learn about a range of different sports and about the many career options.

You can expect practical lessons at our Basford centre and a range of external sport facilities in Nottingham. We have excellent links with local sports facilities and local professional sports teams to maximise your study opportunities. You’ll get to enjoy learning and playing sport in a fun and friendly environment with experienced coaches and tutors.

In addition, you will study English and maths. Plus, develop confidence to enhance personal, social, and employability skills.

How to apply for this course

It's not too late to start this course this academic year or you can apply to start in September 2021.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C027561 / Q027562

664 Nuthall Road

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C027561 / Q027562


AIM Awards Entry 3 Certificate in Skills for Working in Health, Lifestyle and Science Industries


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You will have achieved minimum Entry 2 and be working towards Entry 3/L1 for both Maths & English. We will invite you to sit an Initial Assessment and will be looking for a result to reflect this.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the aptitude and desire to pursue a career or further learning in the sport and fitness arena.

If your Initial Assessment results are lower than this, you may be suited to a different course, but don't worry as after your Initial Assessment, we'll always clearly explain all your options.


You will carry out work to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements in each area of the programme.


Choose to follow a Level 1 programme on one of Nottingham College’s sports pathways or move into public services or travel and tourism to develop your knowledge of how sport contributes to our tourism and visitor economy.

Further opportunities and progression could include voluntary, supported or paid employment.

Additional information

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